And we’re back! This time on the Cabin in the Woods Film Festival Podcast Angela (of The Film Confessional Podcast)and I take a user submission and I face her wrath! You see, this all started when somehow some people on Row Three once again started complaining about people liking Cabin in the Woods too much. Now, this discussion quickly turned into horror films for women, or the lack of them, and Kurt Halfyard made the rather bold suggestion that the French New Wave Horror film Inside was a great horror film for women.
Now, for those of you who don’t know much about the film, I think pretty much anyone besides Kurt would never make the claim it is a great horror film for women. but nonetheless, I throw that Canuck under the bus and unleash the Angela upon him.
But once we move past the initial rage and frustration from a modern woman scorned, we move on to one of the more interesting discussions that I have had the pleasure of having with Angela. We discuss the state of horror, the male obsession with it, the way various media write for women and we even lift up the covers and talk about the underlying sexual dynamics that are present in the horror genre. Its a fascinating discussion, and I think many of you might have to think twice about how you view horror films.
In other news, this is our first show with our new fancy mics and mixing board. It was something I’ve wanted to do for some time, and I’ve spent the past few months slowly acquiring the pieces necessary to pull this off. I’m pretty happy with everything so far, but this is still pretty new tech for me so don’t be surprised if their are some bumps along the way. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new sound, as well as the show itself and suggestions for films that might be a bit more geared to women for some future shows.
As always, thanks for listening!